Category Archives: substance abuse

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Epidemic Of America: What You Should Know About The Opioid Public Health Emergency In 2019

Whether you’re involved in the health care industry or not, you may have heard of the opioid addiction crisis in the United States. States like West Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia, in particular, have seen record highs of drug overdose deaths related to opiates. And in 2017, the president declared a

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Heroin Cuts and Blends: What’s Really in Florida’s Drug Supply?

Heroin and other opiates are currently a big problem in Florida. While some opiates are prescribed as pain relievers, it can be a slippery slope when it comes to drug abuse and addiction. In this article, we discuss what’s in Florida’s drug supply; in particular, the heroin cuts and blends. What Is Heroin?

drugs in schools

Drugs in Schools: The Connection Between Academic Failure and Use

1 in 7 students walk away from academic achievement and drop out of high school. 42 percent of those drops out drink alcohol. Another 10 percent take prescription drugs and 27 percent marijuana. Drugs in schools have a direct effect on the children and teens who use them. Teens sneak drugs

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Do It for Your Kids: How Living with Alcoholic Parents Shapes Kids’ Entire Lives

Around 26.8 million of American children experienced exposure to alcoholism in their family. This leads to a number of developmental issues that will shape how they function as adults. The problem here is that many alcoholic parents go unnoticed because they’re high-functioning individuals. To the outside world, they seem to be in control

teenage drug abuse

Prevention Tips: The 9 Most Common Signs of Drug Use in Teenagers

There were more than 47,000 opioid-related drug deaths in 2017. With staggering numbers like that, it’s no surprise that parents are hyper-vigilant about signs of drug use in their teenagers. Parents want to keep their kids safe, and no one can argue that. Here are the top 5 most common signs of

Alcohol Abuse Statistics

The Most Shocking Alcohol Abuse Statistics

Did you know alcohol consumption in the United States has decreased from 1972 to 2002? It’s increasing again, though, especially in certain states. While this is good news for retailers, this is bad news for the whole society. Many may consider occasional drinking to be safe for the most part, but it

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Learn the Effects of Bullying That Lead to Substance Abuse

20 percent of students have reported bullying at one point or another. Out of the student population, 22.8 percent of girls get bullied compared to 18.8 percent of boys. Bullying can have deeper damage on children and teens than we know. Not only will these children suffer from depression and anger,

prescription drug abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse in a Loved One

If you think your family or loved ones are safe from prescription drug addiction, you may want to think again. In 2016, prescription drug abuse affected 11 million people.  46 people a day die from a prescription overdose, accounting for 35% of all opioid deaths. People of all ages, from

oxycodone withdrawal symptoms

How to Taper Off: 7 Tips for Avoiding Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms

According to the CDC, each day, there are 130 deaths from an opioid overdose in the United States. This epidemic has touched nearly every person in America, leaving a trail of misery and loss in its wake. A commonly abused opioid is oxycodone, which is the generic name for the brand

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How to Stay Sober at the Bar with Friends

It’s Saturday night, all of your friends have invited you to the bar. You love hanging out with your friends like anyone else so you want to go but you’re also a recovering alcoholic who doesn’t want to hang out around the booze. Just because you want to stay away